Care workers in England have faced impossible pressures during lockdown. The government needs to ensure better pay and working conditions.
Without funding and thorough resources, reforms to our mental health care system will not be effective.
Experts on poverty in Britain explain how destitution affects different groups of people and aspects of life.
A new health and social care levy will be introduced in the upcoming tax year. Here’s how it will hit your payslip.
Care workers, care recipients, think tanks and parliament itself agree that social care reform is urgently needed. But this plan’s lack of detail and insufficient funding suggest that it a ways off.
Social care has long been the healthcare system’s poor cousin. Will the UK government’s new plans to reform the system succeed where others have not?
Teenagers transitioning from long-term care to independent adulthood need to be looked after. Their health, wellbeing, education and their safety are at risk
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
Key loopholes in the proposed cap on social care spending mean all assets won’t necessarily be protected.
Some economists think it should be replaced.
With an ageing population, pandemic recovery and climate emergency in the in-tray, social care is not the only thing the chancellor has to finance.
Social workers worried that moving services online decreased quality and access.
The UK government is about to reform social care, but the focus is likely to be on funding, not the companies that are allowed to have a stake in the sector.
Economic recovery and solving the care crisis can and should go hand in hand.
After the devastating impact of COVID, changing the culture of social care must start with valuing, respecting and rewarding the people who look after our vulnerable old people.
As the scale of the pandemic revealed itself in March, one small town in Newfoundland created a community-led meals-on-wheels to support its seniors.
Families are so afraid of welfare systems that many would take drastic steps to move their children to countries they chose to leave
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.
Dementia and abuse often go hand in hand, whether it’s the sufferer or the caregiver who is responsible.
If the UK loses the highly skilled and experienced migrant workers who currently prop up the sector, a major crisis could emerge.